Good day……I would like to make a short statement…..for weeks now political leaders have gone before the cameras to voice their opinion about the use of US forces in the Middle East….and almost to a person they smile while talking…..THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT USING AMERICAN TROOPS TO FIGHT A WAR!
Item 1–Recently I warned the public of this….I wrote an op-ed on Ace News Room……..http://acenewsroom.net/2014/11/13/iraq-a-hidden-agenda/
In comments over the weekend, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel conceded that he is going to have to “consider” the deployment of ground troops to Iraq, though he reiterated that they would not be “combat troops.”
The distinction is increasingly ill-defined, as there are in point of fact already some 3,000 US ground troops in Iraq, and some of them are already on the front lines in the Anbar Province in an “advisory” capacity.
Americans need to pay attention and ask the right questions…..
Item 2–Hagel has said that the Us needs a “game changing technology”…..some please ask him what the Hell that is…..
Despite spending several times more on its military than anyone else, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel believes the US military advantage is not nearly overwhelming enough, and warns Russia and/or China are both gaining on them.
Hagel insists that what the US really needs is some sort of new game-changing military technology that will ensure that the Pentagon “overmatches” the other nations for decades to come.
And does this apply to the fight with ISIS?
Item 3–Kurdish leader gives a battle update…….
The Islamic State (Isis) has recruited an army hundreds of thousands strong, far larger than previous estimates by the CIA, according to a senior Kurdish leader. He said the ability of Isis to attack on many widely separated fronts in Iraq and Syria at the same time shows that the number of militant fighters is at least 200,000, seven or eight times bigger than foreign in intelligence estimates of up to 31,500 men.
Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff of the Kurdish President Massoud Barzani said in an exclusive interview with The Independent on Sunday that “I am talking about hundreds of thousands of fighters because they are able to mobilise Arab young men in the territory they have taken.”
This to me is a ploy to get more cash and assistance…..ISIS has a large army bit that figure is a bit too high…..
Item 4–Even with the extra fighters Kobane is a stalemate….tit for tat…back and forth……
BEIRUT // ISIL is locked in a war of attrition in the Syrian border town of Kobani, where Kurdish fighters backed by US-led airstrikes are mounting fierce resistance.
“[ISIL] controls more than half of the town but is unable to advance further,” he said. Buoyed by a string of victories in Syria and Iraq, ISIL launched a major offensive on September 16 to seize Kobani and expand its self-proclaimed Islamic “caliphate”.
The militants believed they would quickly conquer the small town in northern Syria, which was little known to the outside world before the deadly fighting broke out.
And have you noticed that the news is dwindling…..why?
Item 5–We, the public, hear constantly about the effectiveness of the Coalition airstrikes….but Jane’s see it another way…..
The US air war in Iraq is not leading to any tangible results in slowing ISIS’ ability to carry out attacks, according to analysts from IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center (JTIC).
Analysts there, including JTIC head Matthew Herman, say that ISIS has showed they are still “calling the shots” in Iraq, and that the number of attacks they are carrying out on a monthly basis seems entirely unaffected by the US war.
If anything, the number of attacks has picked up significantly since June, and Jane’s conceded that their own database is likely calculating only a fraction of the overall ISIS campaign.
OOPS! Not the news that will be made ready available to the general public……
That concludes today’s briefing……
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